Keep Government Contracts Slavery Free

Keep Government Contracts Slavery Free

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The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented worldwide demand for medical PPE equipment. Our UK Government’s response to this crisis led to accusations that some key suppliers were facing serious Modern Slavery Allegations.

Our NHS hospitals have used PPE equipment most likely supplied through forced labour conditions. 65% of the worlds disposable gloves are produced in Malaysia and there have been reports of forced labour in some of these factories.

According to the Independent "workers were forced to live in squalid conditions in metal shipping containers".

According to the Guardian - "at the height of the pandemic. . . workers told the Guardian that they were put to work on 12 hour shifts, six days a week, earning as little as £1 an hour, but were not provided with adequate equipment themselves".

The UK Government must set an example by ensuring that it’s contractors and their supply chains act responsibly and transparently, put reporting mechanisms in place and ensure victims receive remediation.

We demand that UK Government’s Contractors are free from modern slavery and able to show that their supply chains are similarly protected.

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